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637

Jan Baptist Weenix

Architectural interior with foreign shippers, ruins and a shipyard beyond

Estimate:

25,000

to
- 35,000 USD

Jan Baptist Weenix

Jan Baptist Weenix

Architectural interior with foreign shippers, ruins and a shipyard beyond

Architectural interior with foreign shippers, ruins and a shipyard beyond

Estimate:

25,000

to
- 35,000 USD

Lot sold:

52,920

USD

Jan Baptist Weenix

Amsterdam 1621 - 1659 De Haar (Vleuten-De Meern)

Architectural interior with foreign shippers, ruins and a shipyard beyond


indistinctly signed, center right: Gio. B/Weenix

oil on canvas

canvas: 31 1/2 by 26 in.; 80 by 66 cm.

framed: 37 by 31 3/4 in.; 94 by 80.6 cm.

The canvas is stable on its stretcher with a modern relining. Faint circular craquelure is visible in the light area of the sky at center and is stable. The detailed image reads very well beneath clear varnish, and no retouching or repairs are visible to the naked eye. Under UV inspection, scattered strokes of retouching are visible throughout the shadows of the architecture and in the center of the sky, but all are well applied and not distracting. The painting has been well restored and can certainly hang in its present state. Offered in a carved giltwood frame with artist nameplate.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Sale of H.C. du Bois, The Hague, and others, Amsterdam, Frederik Muller, 27 November 1906, lot 195 (where described as signed and dated Gio. Batta Weenix 1649) [for fl 140];
Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby's, 7 December 1994, lot 193;
There acquired by Johnny van Haeften, London;
From whom acquired.

A.A. Van Wagenberg-Ter Hoeven, Jan Baptist Weenix: The paintings. A Story of Versatility, Success, and Bankruptcy in Seventeenth-Century Holland, Zwolle 2018, p. 148, cat. no. 51, reproduced in color.

Van Wagenberg-Ter Hoeven describes this canvas in her catalogue raisonné as having a "rare semi-interior setting" in which the architectural elements, especially the oculus, are inspired by Weenix's time in Rome. In the 1906 sale, the present lot was said to be dated 1649, and though the date can no longer be made out, the painting does likely date to this period. Despite Weenix's short career, he was a prolific painter of Italian landscapes and genre scenes, and was instrumental in introducing the Italian harbor scene into Dutch painting.